From Findagrave.com https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/46287043/preserved-s.-waite Perserved Waite born in Saratoga county, New York, on 1 June 1818 to George Wait (1793-1851) and Betsey Salsbury Waite (-1864). In 1837 he came to Michigan and settled on a farm about three miles south of Kalamazoo and had since made his home in Kalamazoo county. In 1884 he decided to live in the city and moved to his home on Asylum avenue, where he died. He was married in May 1847, to Mary E. Fitch Waite (1823-1901) and together they had four children: William Thomas Waite (1853-1943), George Waite (1856-1914), Emma Amelia Waite Russell (1859-1936), and Benjamin Asa Waite (2868-1948). Preserved died 7 November 1904 and was buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Comstock, Michigan.